Celebrating Our Community Heroes
We'd like to say a huge Thank You to our Community Heroes: Lea Daisy Beven, Sophie Knight, Dana Power, Molly Elizabeth and David Faulkner who have all gone above and beyond for others during lock down.
These wonderful people were nominated by their friends and family as part of our Community Hero project and our Kindness Crew had the pleasure of delivering a wonderful spring hamper with £100 worth of goodies to each of our heroes as a special thank you from us all at Telford Centre.
You can read a little more below as to why these wonderful people were nominated and deserve our thanks.
Lea Daisy Beven was nominated by Kay Corbett for her amazing work with Food Share project, not only supporting people in crisis who are unable to feed their families but also working long hours to help tackle food waste.
11 year old Sophie Knight was nominated by her mum Heather Knight. Sophie is a young carer for her mum and also writes to the residents of a local nursing home once a week and has been invited to meet her new pen pals for afternoon tea once restrictions will allow her to do so.
66 year old Dana Power was nominated by his daughter Shavorne. He has worked tirelessly during lockdown to deliver food parcels as well as driving his mini bus to pick up school children of key workers. Despite suffering a heart attack at the beginning of April he has carried on working and volunteers at a vaccination centre as well as fundraising as his alter ego 'Puff the Asthma dragon'. He plans to run the London marathon on October and has raised thousands of pounds for charities including Asthma UK, Diabetes UK and Cancer research.
Molly Elizabeth was nominated by Ellie Jane. Molly has been working from home during lockdown to support victims of domestic violence. She has also been studying at weekends to complete her mental health training course.
David Faulkner was nominated by his neighbour Judy Jones. David has shopped for several of his neighbours every week since the beginning of the first lockdown. He collects his neighbours shopping lists every Wednesday and delivers to their door every Thursday, often going out of his way to get all of the items on the lists. This has proved invaluable for his neighbours on the retirement estate, many of which are shielding.
We'd like to say a huge thank you to you all!